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This document provides answers to a number of questions that have been asked with regards to the revised ISO 22000:2018 standard.

  • Restructuring of the standard to adopt the high-level Annex SL structure.
  • Greater integration of the standard with the strategic direction of the organization and business processes.
  • Enhanced requirements with regards to top management under a new clause titled leadership.
  • Introduction of a new requirement to determine risks and opportunities (Risk based thinking) to support and improve the understanding and application of the process approach.
  • Introduction of a new requirement to understand the context of the organization as well as the expectations of interested parties.
  • More flexibility regarding documentation and documented information.
  • A requirement to define the boundaries of the quality management system.
  • Greater emphasis on achieving desired process results to improve customer satisfaction.

ISO standards are revised normally every 5-10 years (major and minor revisions). The last major revision to the ISO 22000 standard was in 2005. The business and economic landscape has changed significantly since the last revision. Food supply chains have become more complex, customers have become more demanding and there has been a significant emergence of new technologies. The ISO 22000 standard has been revised to meet the increasingly complex business needs and expectations. The standard has also been revised so that it can apply to those organizations within the service sector and not just those in manufacturing. Finally, that standards have been revised to meet the new high level Annex SL structure.

The ISO 22000:2018 standard was published on June 2018.

You can purchase a copy of the ISO 22000:2018 from the ISO website.

The current ISO 22000:2005 standard will continue to be valid, recognized and be audited to until the end of the threeyear transition period which is up to 31st December 2021. After 31st December 2021 ISO 22000:2005 will be withdrawn and will be no longer valid.

If you are in the process of implementing a system for ISO 22000:2005 then we recommend that you continue as planned. Once certified you will to do transition before 30 September 2021 to the new standard. BM TRADA will continue to certify new customers to ISO 22000:2005 until 31st January 2021. After this date all new certifications must be to the new ISO 22000:2018 standard.

  • Obtaining a copy of the ISO 22000:2018 standard
  • Starting to read and research the information that is available from both BM TRADA and International Standards Organization (ISO).
  • Referring the ISO TS22000 series;
  • Communicating internally that the revision and transition is underway and the new requirements of the ISO 22000:2018 standard especially with regards to the new requirements of top management
  • Read and understand the new Annex SL structure and top-level clauses and their requirements
  • Start the review process to understand iffhow your organization is addressing and managing some of the significant new requirements around context, leadership and risk-based thinking
  • Develop and communicate a project plan together outlining timescales and responsibilities for your transition to the new standard

We are certified to |SO 22000:2005. How soon should we start our transition to the new standard? You should start your transition journey now by: End of validity- 31st December 2021.

Refer: Transition time line.

You do not need to update, renumber, rename or restructure existing documentation. Providing all of the requirements containing within the |SO 22000:2018 standard requirements are met; your system will be compliant. You may choose to renumber/ rename and update existing documentation for example to reference new terms and definitions, reviewing food safety policy, hazard analysis, Hazard plan, Verification methods etc; however it is down to you to determine whether the benefits gained from renumbering / renaming / updating will exceed the effort in implementing the change. In addition, if you are more comfortable using your own terminology for example records instead of documented information, then this is also acceptable.

The new structure contains a core set of generic requirements that will be reflected in all management system standards. Discipline specific requirements will remain in each of the standards especially related to clause 8 — Operation.

The revised high-level clause numbering and titles of all management system standards, including ISO 22000:2018 is as follows:

  • Scope
  • Normative references
  • Terms and definitions
  • Context of the Organization
  • Leadership
  • Planning
  • Support
  • Operation
  • Performance evaluation
  • Improvements

June 2018

ISO 220001:2018 published

March 2020

ISO 22000:2018 Transition period starts;

December 31, 2021

Transition period ends

A range of transition courses and available are available to help understand the changes and new requirements of the ISO 22000:2018 standard. Please click on the link below for further information on the available courses and dates: If you have any questions related to the transition training or would like to discuss your training requirements please contact:

Ms. Shinjini Mukherjee
Head of Sales and Marketing

ISO 22000:2018 Standard has been published

FSMS Certified clients are encouraged to schedule transition audit, do GAP Analysis (optional) and fill the transition checklist.

No Initial auditsfor ISO 22000:2005 will be permitted later. ISO 22000:2018audits are scheduled

Transition period ends

Transition arrangement planning

BMTV LLC will no longer provide quotes for ISO 22000:2005

Last day to conduct any transition audits on ISO 22000:2018

ISO 22000: 2005 Transition

This document provides answers to a number of questions that have been asked with regards to the revised ISO 22000:2018 standard.

  • Restructuring of the standard to adopt the high-level Annex SL structure.
  • Greater integration of the standard with the strategic direction of the organization and business processes.
  • Enhanced requirements with regards to top management under a new clause titled leadership.
  • Introduction of a new requirement to determine risks and opportunities (Risk based thinking) to support and improve the understanding and application of the process approach.
  • Introduction of a new requirement to understand the context of the organization as well as the expectations of interested parties.
  • More flexibility regarding documentation and documented information.
  • A requirement to define the boundaries of the quality management system.
  • Greater emphasis on achieving desired process results to improve customer satisfaction.
ISO standards are revised normally every 5-10 years (major and minor revisions). The last major revision to the ISO 22000 standard was in 2005. The business and economic landscape has changed significantly since the last revision. Food supply chains have become more complex, customers have become more demanding and there has been a significant emergence of new technologies. The ISO 22000 standard has been revised to meet the increasingly complex business needs and expectations. The standard has also been revised so that it can apply to those organizations within the service sector and not just those in manufacturing. Finally, that standards have been revised to meet the new high level Annex SL structure.

The ISO 22000:2018 standard was published on June 2018.

You can purchase a copy of the ISO 22000:2018 from the ISO website.
The current ISO 22000:2005 standard will continue to be valid, recognized and be audited to until the end of the threeyear transition period which is up to 31st December 2021. After 31st December 2021 ISO 22000:2005 will be withdrawn and will be no longer valid.

If you are in the process of implementing a system for ISO 22000:2005 then we recommend that you continue as planned. Once certified you will to do transition before 30 September 2021 to the new standard. BM TRADA will continue to certify new customers to ISO 22000:2005 until 31st January 2021. After this date all new certifications must be to the new ISO 22000:2018 standard.

  • Obtaining a copy of the ISO 22000:2018 standard
  • Starting to read and research the information that is available from both BM TRADA and International Standards Organization (ISO).
  • Referring the ISO TS22000 series;
  • Communicating internally that the revision and transition is underway and the new requirements of the ISO 22000:2018 standard especially with regards to the new requirements of top management
  • Read and understand the new Annex SL structure and top-level clauses and their requirements
  • Start the review process to understand iffhow your organization is addressing and managing some of the significant new requirements around context, leadership and risk-based thinking
  • Develop and communicate a project plan together outlining timescales and responsibilities for your transition to the new standard

We are certified to |SO 22000:2005. How soon should we start our transition to the new standard? You should start your transition journey now by: End of validity- 31st December 2021.

Refer: Transition time line.

You do not need to update, renumber, rename or restructure existing documentation. Providing all of the requirements containing within the |SO 22000:2018 standard requirements are met; your system will be compliant. You may choose to renumber/ rename and update existing documentation for example to reference new terms and definitions, reviewing food safety policy, hazard analysis, Hazard plan, Verification methods etc; however it is down to you to determine whether the benefits gained from renumbering / renaming / updating will exceed the effort in implementing the change. In addition, if you are more comfortable using your own terminology for example records instead of documented information, then this is also acceptable.

The new structure contains a core set of generic requirements that will be reflected in all management system standards. Discipline specific requirements will remain in each of the standards especially related to clause 8 — Operation.

The revised high-level clause numbering and titles of all management system standards, including ISO 22000:2018 is as follows:

  • Scope
  • Normative references
  • Terms and definitions
  • Context of the Organization
  • Leadership
  • Planning
  • Support
  • Operation
  • Performance evaluation
  • Improvements

June 2018

ISO 220001:2018 published

March 2020

ISO 22000:2018 Transition period starts;

December 31, 2021

Transition period ends

A range of transition courses and available are available to help understand the changes and new requirements of the ISO 22000:2018 standard. Please click on the link below for further information on the available courses and dates: If you have any questions related to the transition training or would like to discuss your training requirements please contact:

Ms. Shinjini Mukherjee
Head of Sales and Marketing
ISO 22000:2018 TRANSITION TIMELINE

ISO 22000:2018 Standard has been published

FSMS Certified clients are encouraged to schedule transition audit, do GAP Analysis (optional) and fill the transition checklist.

No Initial auditsfor ISO 22000:2005 will be permitted later. ISO 22000:2018audits are scheduled

Transition period ends

Transition arrangement planning

BMTV LLC will no longer provide quotes for ISO 22000:2005

Last day to conduct any transition audits on ISO 22000:2018